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GAO freezes hiring, considers furloughs

Government Accountability Office employees could face six days of furlough this year as the watchdog agency expects a possible cut of $35 to $42 million in its budget compared with last year.

Tags: GAO , Gene Dodaro , budget , telework , furlough , pay and benefits , workforce , technology

Thursday - 10/20/2011, 01:44pm EDT

DoD reassures Congress it is fixing contingency contracting

Senior defense leaders told Congress they've already made huge steps toward implementing the recommendations of the Commission on Wartime Contracting. Former members of the panel say DoD still has a lot of work to do.

Tags: DoD , Senate , Commission on Wartime Contracting , Dov Zakheim , Katherine Schinasi , Claire McCaskill , Frank Kendall , Brooks Bash , acqusition , management , Jared Serbu , Iraq , Afghanistan

Thursday - 10/20/2011, 05:29am EDT
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House, Senate cyber plans have much in common

James Lewis of the Center for Strategic and International Studies says the strategies of the chambers differ but the policies are actually similar.

Tags: James Lewis , Center for Strategic and International Studies , cybersecurity , technology , In Depth , House , Senate

Wednesday - 10/19/2011, 05:57pm EDT
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Senate committee passes bills on improper payments, whistleblower protections

The new bill, passed in the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, would require more consistent reporting of improper payments by federal agencies.

Tags: budget , Improper Payments Elimination and Recovery Improvement Act of 2011 , Tom Carper , Senate , Joe Lieberman , whistleblower protection , employee rotations , workforce , SES , management

Wednesday - 10/19/2011, 02:45pm EDT

Supercommittee hears slew of proposals on what and how much to cut

Alexander Bolton, a staff writer for The Hill newspaper, joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris to discuss the various proposals and how they could impact federal employees.

Tags: Alexander Bolton , The Hill , supercommittee , pay and benefits

Wednesday - 10/19/2011, 09:35am EDT
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Senate votes to end DoJ's 'Fast and Furious' gun program

The Senate voted Tuesday to effectively block the Justice Department from undertaking gun-smuggling probes like the flawed "Operation Fast and Furious" aimed at breaking up networks running guns to Mexican drug cartels but that lost track of hundreds of the weapons, some of which were used to commit crimes in Mexico and the United States.

Tags: DoJ , Operation Fast and Furious , ATF , CBP , Eric Holder

Tuesday - 10/18/2011, 09:24pm EDT

VFW urges members to fight military benefits changes

he Veterans of Foreign Wars on Tuesday urged its 2 million members to plead with Congress to spare military and veterans' benefits as a special deficit-cutting panel looks to slash $1.2 trillion from the federal budget.

Tags: military , DoD , supercommittee , VFW , pay and benefits , benefits

Tuesday - 10/18/2011, 05:04pm EDT

Proposed law creates more checks for feds' credit card purchases

Paul Singer, investigative editor at Roll Call, discusses the provisions of the Government Charge Card Abuse Prevention Act.

Tags: Paul Singer , Roll Call , credit card , charge card abuse , In Depth , oversight , House , Senate , Government Charge Card Abuse Prevention Act

Tuesday - 10/18/2011, 05:33pm EDT
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Analysis: Costs of IRS cuts

Tom Shoop is editor-in-chief of Government Executive.

Tags: Tom Shoop , Government Executive , budget , IRS , In Depth

Tuesday - 10/18/2011, 05:25pm EDT
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New House task force to combine committee recs

A major goal of this new task force is to break up the comprehensive cyber bill into four separate components each of which could be addressed by an individual bill.

Tags: House , Cybersecurity Update , In Depth , technology , John Boehner

Tuesday - 10/18/2011, 06:20pm EDT
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